Tag Archives: ebooks

The Queen’s Poisoner (Kingfountain #1) by Jeff Wheeler

A fantastic new mythology that will have YA fans reeling with the emotional character development and political intrigue. This is how this reviewer
views the first in a brand new trilogy of books, The Queen’s Poisoner (Kingfountain #1) by Jeff Wheeler.

Synopsis: King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of
traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as
the king’s hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.

Seeking allies and eluding Severn’s spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his father’s betrayal
threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful king’s favor by proving his worth—through extraordinary means. And only one person can
aid his desperate cause: a mysterious woman, dwelling in secrecy, who truly wields power over life, death, and destiny.

This first entry does a masterful job of establishing a brand new mythology that fans will be eager to learn and delve into. The various cultures
and Kingdoms explored in this first tale are just as incredible as the various characters both in and out of court that are introduced, from the
fearful King Severn to our young protagonist, Owen Kiskaddon. The race for survival leaves readers on the edge of their seat, eager to see if and
how Owen can outwit the King and survive his wrath. The introduction of the mysterious magic of the Fountain presents a fantastic riddle that one
hopes will be thoroughly explored in future installments, and by book’s end readers will be eager to get their hands on the next in the series.

Overall, The Queen’s Poisoner is a fantastic read that showcases the powerful themes that the YA Fantasy genre allow to be explored. Family,
power, deceit and survival are all explored wonderfully in this book, and if this is any indication, author Jeff Wheeler has a long and prosperous
career in the YA genre ahead. Be sure to check out the adventures of Owen Kiskaddon in The Queen’s Poisoner now!



The Girl Who Couldn’t Come Up With An Original Title by The Berhg

**Trigger Warning**Please note this book features themes around suicide and depression.**

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
Many thanks!

It’s rare that a short story will come along that pacts just as much of an impact as a full blown novel, and yet that’s what has happened in
The Berhg’s “The Girl Who Couldn’t Come Up With An Original Title. Playing on the overuse of the "Girl” titles, this short story is filled with
fantastic imagery and emotional stakes that are unequal in measure. Following the titular Girl as she traverses a realm of untold possibilities
known as The Lines. With a dark story that weaves through the lines of life and death, this is an incredibly powerful tale that showcases an
important message.

The Berhg is a fairly new author, with a couple of novels under his belt, and yet this short story really proves he has the right stuff, as
the creative and emotional impact the author has in this story shines in every word and every line. The subject matter is incredibly important,
and what’s really amazing is reading about the deeper connection the author shares with the same subject matter. I think it’s something a lot
of people will be able to identify with, and on top of that emotional core to the tale, the narrative plays out like a Gothic horror story,
with some vivid imagery that cannot be replicated and easily paints a picture in ones mind. Overall, this was a phenomenal read and this reviewer
looks forward to reading more from The Berhg in the future. Be sure to pick up your copies of The Girl Who Couldn’t Come Up With An Original Title

Hey guys, I’m having a fun #springsale for a few of my @amazonkindle #ebooks Starting with #VOID, which is free starting today and going through May 18th. Then three #shortstories will be marked down to $0.99 in the U.S. and £0.99 in the UK from May 20th-May 27. Follow the link below to go to my @amazon #author page and get your #free and #discounted #books now! http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003ACFI2U #amazon #amazonauthorpage #sale #shortstory #authorsofinstagram #authors #writer #writersofinstagram #usa #uk #bookstagram #book #bookworm #booknerd #horror #novella #contemporaryromance #drama

The Killing of Mummy’s Boy by Joan Ellis Review:

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
Many thanks!

A fresh new take on the thriller genre takes form in The Killing of Mummy’s Boy, an incredible novel written by Joan Ellis. Written to feel like
a classic, 1970’s era murder/mystery British film, the novel follows Sandra, a young woman who’s son Carl is in the Witness Protection Programme.
Aboard a train, she meets a stranger, who’s past is steeped in murder. Unknown to her at the time, she reports a missing card on the phone and
gives out her personal information for Ben, the murderer she meets on the train, to hear. With her son on the run after helping put local
gangster Lee Elliot behind bars for murder, Sandra finds herself alone and afraid as this mysterious murderer now knows her address, and so much
more. Soon she is in a hair-raising, high-stakes game of life and death as someone begins breaking into her home, and she begins to cross paths
with Ben in several unexpected ways.

The artful way this book is written gives tribute to the rich culture of England, from the streets of London to the isolated countryside. The
internal struggle of Sandra is heart-pounding and emotional as well, allowing the reader to empathize and feel the pain she suffers as the story
progresses. What really sets this story apart from others is the great attention to detail, whether it’s through the settings of the story to the
chaotic character exchanges or the twists and turns in the story itself. The Killing of Mummy’s Boy is a phenomenal hit thriller for author
Joan Ellis, and the exploration of moral integrity, right and wrong and the true meaning of family are expertly explored throughout the novel.
Pick up your copy of The Killing of Mummy’s Boy by Joan Ellis today!

The Night of Elisa by Isis Sousa Review:

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
Many thanks!

If Penny Dreadful and American Horror Story were to be combined into one super project, it would look a lot like Isis Sousa’s “The Night of Elisa”.
This beautifully illustrated horror and suspense novel takes readers through a unique story in a Victorian era setting with a phenomenal
array of various characters. The story follows Elisa, a mysterious girl who is fleeing a troubled past, and Leonhard, the man who finds Elisa
but fears she’ll discover his dark history.

Taking the reader through an almost Beauty and the Beast style story with some more mature and
horror filled elements for sure, this is a story that needed to be told, and the cinematic and visual representation of the story through the
mixture of art and story makes this one of the most unique reads I’ve read in 2016. The interesting take on this story made it almost feel like
a classic novel written in the Gothic era the story is based on, as if it were a manuscript previously unknown to the world and recently discovered
by historians. That is the power of Isis Sousa, and her beautiful tale of Duskland and the characters in this mystery land is one of the most
original horror stories to come out in recent years. Visually, character development wise and settings wise, “The Night of Elisa” is a must
read novel that readers will be fully engrossed in, and this reviewer hopes to see a sequel to this incredible tale.

Never Smile At Strangers (Grand Trespass #1) by Jennifer Jaynes Review:

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
Many thanks!

There is nothing more I as both an author and a reader enjoy more than a compelling first entrance into a riveting thriller series. That’s
exactly what I got when I read the first book in the Grand Trespass series by author Jennifer Jaynes, titled “Never Smile At Strangers”, and the
title says it all as this over 300-page novel takes readers on a heart-pounding journey to discover a chilling truth that runs deep into the
town of Grand Trespass.

This novel takes readers into the lives of several citizens of the town of Grand Trespass, Louisiana, as a young girl suddenly goes missing. Soon
a desperate search is underway, but when more of the townspeople begin to go missing, the citizens begin to question one another, realizing that
they may not know those closest to them as well as they previously thought. Meanwhile an unhinged, demented serial killer is living among them,
and his deep-seated fear and obsession of women is more complicated four years after his mother’s death, in which he has had to take care of
his disturbed sister.

The twists and turns in this novel made it such an intriguing read. The characters were compelling and fully developed while the plot took so
many fascinating paths that it made the final reveal all the more captivating. What was really fascinating was the heavy emphasis on both the
cultural aspects of a small Southern town mixed with the deep psychological issues most people face, from the anxiety and depression that comes
from loss to the more violent and scary tendencies of a killer’s mind. Broaching the subject of mental health is also a great way to get a
conversation started, and made the book that much more enticing. It’s no wonder this book made the USA Today bestseller list, and has made
this a must read series for me. Make sure to check out Never Smile At Strangers (Grand Trespass #1) by Jennifer Jaynes today!

The Ghost of Normandy Road (Haunted Minds Vol 1) by John Hennessy Review:

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
Many thanks!

Going into my second reading of a John Hennessy book, I was expecting quite the shocking ending and a scare or two, but never did I
imagine the horror that would await me in his ninth overall book, The Ghost of Normandy Road. The first in the Haunted Minds series,
this short story packed quite a punch, delivering a unique and ambitious tale told with a mature voice but through the eyes of a child.

The story follows a young boy, (10-year old Danny), who must navigate through a mystery involving three legends that have no direct
correlation, but all seem to be coming to light all around him at once. Once he begins to brave the myth and chooses to venture forth into
the house on Normandy Road, his life will never be the same, as horrors he could never have thought possible begin to seep into his life.

What I really loved about this story was the setting and tone of the story. It almost seemed like a modern take on a Victorian era setting,
yet was told with a modern voice. While there were a few issues with the formatting that translated to the digital copy, I was able to see
in this story the beautiful way in which John Hennessy can subtly convey true and terrifying horror. The imagery used in this story was
brilliant, and had goosebumps sent down my arms and shivers up my spine.

Overall, this is John Hennessy’s best work to date. I enjoyed the story and loved the surprise twist at the end. You can’t help but become
invested in the characters and their stories, and as this is the first in a series, I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment
that is sure to come our way. I would give The Ghost of Normandy Road a 4/5 stars, and highly recommend you guys pick up your copy today!